I recently joined a conversation on Reddit, that I thought I might share here because of it’s value to a broader audience. I don’t believe that this woman is the only person with this question, so here goes…
In response, I wrote:
It sounds like you’ve got a lot of things going on in your energy field and your psychic and conscious awareness have leveled up a bit since your Reiki attunement. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy talking about Reiki, because I suspect it’s the catalyst of this leveling up, but not the real cause. It could have happened in other ways as well, like through meditation, or a singing bowl attunement, or any number of things.
Your concerns about disconnection, feeling separate and isolated from others are a valid ones. You may have too much porosity in your energy field at this point, and be too plugged into the collective unconscious (and conscious), to feel able to engage at individual levels.
Do you check the openness of your crown chakra? Too open is not a good thing. In fact, you might want to close your crown chakra to about 25% or even 10% for a while to see if you can disengage from the input from the collective. Learning to tap in when needed, but be in separation and individuation the majority of the time is pretty important to keep your psychic awareness from overloading and shutting down. There’s also a possibility that your heart chakra is too open. You might want to consider checking in on that and seeing if it would be better served at about 50% open. That way you’re engaged with unity awareness through your individuated selfhood, rather than in an overwhelmed merge state. I also wonder about Auric Boundaries. Do you have a sense that your aura is contained? It should be! There are seven boundaries that should encapsulate each layer of your aura to contain your energy, while allowing both inflow and outflow of appropriate energies for your well-being. When the boundaries are amiss, the field is awash in information, and people feel overwhelmed and depleted.
These are some basic strategies to begin with. Let me know how you’re doing if you choose to apply them, and I can offer other ideas as well if you’re still having challenges.
Friends, can you relate? Is anything in this question or response striking a chord with you?